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Apple Pay Continues to Expand, Corporate Credit Cards are now an Option

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Last October, Apple Pay was unveiled. Apple Pay allows owners of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch to pay for their items on the go via a wireless technology known as near-field communication (NFC). It is also possible for Apple Pay to be used by other Touch ID-enabled devices like the Mini 3 and the iPad Air 2 for in-app transactions. Apple Pay now has a new credit card in its fold – the American Express corporate card. So far, Apply Pay already supports Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express for consumers and small businesses. This recent […]

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Does Apple Have All the Power in the Apple Payment Platform Issuer Agreement?

Card issuers that want to be a part of the new Apple Pay wallet were recently given the “Apple Payment Platform Issuer Terms and Conditions.” The contract has issuers and financial institutions talking, as the language and conditions seem to give Apple and the card networks a large amount of sway. Some financial experts wonder if the 15 basis points that Apple will collect, gives the company too much power. Currently, issuers are required to make 95% of their network-branded cards available to the Apple Pay wallet. Some types of cards are excluded from this requirement, including gift cards, commercial […]

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Riding the Electronic Payments Wave: Apple Pay and PayPal Bring the Trends

Electronic payment methods are the new big thing. Apple Pay, the newest of the bunch, brought forth to the masses the idea that it is okay to make electronic payments, verses swiping a plastic payment card. While these payment methods are trendy, and are probably here to stay, they do have some glitches that merchants need to worry about. While Apple Pay is the new big deal in electronic payments, it was not the first. PayPal, who is both loved and hated for its ability to process online payments, came along years ago to start this trend. However, one of […]

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Apple Pay Helps Bring More Security to Payment Terminals

Last week there was a massive turnout for Apple’s newest tech product unveilings. While the newest version of the iPhone was much expected, they also revealed a watch, as well as Apple Pay. When users of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones walk into a store, they will be able to wave their phone over an NFC reader to complete a purchase. This seems like a great idea, and it can even help combat terminal breaches. The system relies in part on Apple’s Touch ID biometric technology to verify the user’s identity, which is even more unique […]

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